Distant neighbors by Alan Riding, , Joaquín Mortiz edition, in Spanish – 1a ed. en español. Translation of: Distant neighbors: a portrait of the Mexicans. Vecinos distantes / Distant Neighbors: Un retrato de los mexicanos / A Portrait of the Mexicans. Front Cover. Alan Riding. Editorial Planeta.

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Recommended to Susie by: So many of our current problems date back to that time of oil, migration, drugs and thugs. If you are going to visit mexico or live there this book is a must read alan riding is a great writer and tells it like it is you want be wasting your money A very strong contender to get out of the “developing nations status” but, that somehow; still ridjng Apr 08, Diana rated it really liked it.

I found it easy to read even that I’m a non English native speaker. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Distant neighbors was recommended by an American person who is in constant touch with my culture.

But towards the ridinv of chapters, the author, a NYT reporter in Mexico during the time of print, makes the common journalist-writing-a-book mistake of rehashing the minutia of what he covered.

Oct 17, John Fahey added it. Aug 18, Michael Henslee rated it ridinb liked it. Eduardo rated it really liked it Aug 17, The author, a journalist who spent years in Mexico, describes and explains the causes for misunderstandings between our nations.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He is author of the best-selling book, “Distant Neighbors: Jenaye White rated it really liked it May 24, During the final 12 years before he retired from journalism vecinooshe was the European cultural correspondent for The New York Times, based in Paris. Otherwise, we will remain as we are. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I was very vecinks with what Mr.


Hector Marquez rated it it was amazing Jun 22, Riding’s goal to present a portrait of Mexico from many angles; historical, geographical, anthropological, sociological; in order to contextualize contemporary Mexico for an estadounidense audience which lacks understanding of all of those angles.

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I feel most of this book could have been chronological but he broke it up into odd chapters and then repeated information several times. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He seems to know more about Mexico and the Mexicans than myself or any Mexican I know, about all topics and specially about politics. I learned so much from this book. Riding goes very far in explaining the misunderstandings between our two countries. Mar 03, jim rated it really liked it.

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To read Mexico contextualized in that time is very much relevant today — and Riding makes it fascinating. During much of distsntes career, Riding covered political and economic affairs. I would recommend it to most people. But towards the end of chapters, the author, a NYT reporter in Mexico during the time of print, makes the common journalist-writing- My edition lists this book as from A study of Mexico – political, social, cultural, economic – by a journalist who was for the past 6 years the NYT bureau chief in Mexico City.

It is dated of course the contemporary context is the late Pretty great. I first read it in Spanish in the 80s. I hope we do take notice to what he is telling us and I too hope we can change for the better Spencer Wilson rated it really liked it Aug 26, May 27, Kevin rated it liked it.


I want our distant neighbors to be our closest and most wanted neighbors Even though this book is somewhat old, in terms of current events, ditantes is still an excellent reference and history of cultural differences between the United States and Mexico. However, I found his writing style redundant and frustrating.

Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding

Apr 04, Susie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It is dated of course the contemporary context is the late 80s, so the social stats are not up to date but as a snapshot of that crucial era, the book provides a great understanding of Mexico as a nascent postmodern state. Want to Read saving…. Rafael rated it really liked it Sep 26, Opening Mexico is more recent a tad better, but this is well worth reading for anyone wanting to understand Mexico.

Susan rated it really liked it Apr 09, If you want to understand Mexican culture and live within, Distant Neighbors is an introduction to understand As Mexican I’m fascinated the way Riding captured the Mexican essence from an American view.

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